Episode 125: Shattering the Shame & Stigma of the Poor with Erin Odom

Erin Odom grew up among the neatly manicured lawns of upper middle class America. She did everything "right" — she went to college, married the love of her life, even bought a house within their means. She never expected to end up living with her husband and three children and relying on food stamps and government assistance to make ends meet. On Episode 125 Erin shares her story with Leslie and Tesi and the three women discuss poverty in America, redefining the "good" life, and the Mama Bear response to the economic disparity present today. Listen in to this challenging and honest conversation between Mama Bears!

Also discussed on this episode:

  • Examining your privilege
  • How do we shatter the shame and stigma of the poor
  • Treating all with dignity
  • The hidden blessings of living frugally
  • What we can learn from others and their economic experiences
  • Why do we dare to judge others without knowing their stories?
  • What can the American Christian church do to serve the poor?

Find Erin online at The Humbled Homemaker and the More Than Just Making It website. Her five-day e-course, Eating Well On a Budget, can be accessed HERE.


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